Clinical Director Emergency Medicine

  • GV Health
  • Goulburn Valley Health, Graham Street, Shepparton VIC, Australia
Full time Executive Health Care Management

Job Description

Goulburn Valley Health (GV Health) is seeking an enthusiastic and capable FACEM to lead and develop an outstanding Emergency Department.

GV Health is committed to become a regional centre for excellence in emergency care, and has taken the initial steps to achieve this: a new department and an established & growing professional team.

We are now recruiting a Director to take the department to its next phase. 

You will have strong leadership skills and be the type of person our team will respect and follow. You will be an excellent clinician, communicator and carer. You will have a personality that equips you to fit into a department and hospital that is reinventing itself, and you will enjoy contributing. You will be a respected, established and experienced leader with a track record demonstrating capability, innovation, fairness and integrity. You will have expertise in Clinical Governance and Management.

An Overview

GV Health is an important regional emergency service – with over 36,000 annual attendances and a varied and very interesting case mix, including regional trauma and paediatric services. Typical of regional settings, the hospital has little of the bureaucracy of large centres and has reasonable patient flow and access. Salary and conditions are above award and are generous, reflecting the developmental phase of our emergency services rebuild. The Clinical Director will have access to 50% non-clinical time. Shift structure is civilised, and part-time appointments are available to our specialists.

Relocation assistance is provided for full-time staff, and travel compensation and accommodation are available for part time staff travelling from metro or other regional areas.

You will also receive support from our local Community Connector to facilitate your and/or your partner’s/family’s relocation to the Goulburn Valley region and assimilation into our community as well as support to create meaningful opportunities to connect with others in the region so that you not only feel welcome but will eventually call Greater Shepparton home.

The new trajectory for GV Health Emergency Medicine

Emergency Department: The ED has undergone the bulk of a major rebuild (for completion in 2022). The new facility is state of the art (including dedicated CT, Imaging, Short Stay, Paediatrics, Mental Health).

Leadership: GV Health has undergone many changes in recent years with new and progressive leaders at CEO, CMO, executive and divisional levels.

A focus on building a high performing ED team – roles recently sourced include:

  • Associate Directors Emergency Medicine: These new roles support and share leadership and management of a new and busy emergency department and service
  • Staff Specialists Emergency: We have recruited approximately 10 EFT staff specialists (and will move to 12 by 2022). We have placed new specialists in portfolio Clinical Lead Roles in: Trauma and Critical Care, Paediatric Emergency Medicine, Major Incident & Disaster Management, Toxicology and Mental Health.
  • Director of Emergency Training: We have recruited a Director(s) of Training and will establish ACEM accreditation and our complete registrar workforce in 2022.

Critical Care: A newly built 10 bed ICU, accredited for training. Currently recruiting Intensivists. FACEM joint appointments or fractional ICU placement is an option.

Senior Medical Staff Development:  GV Health has recently recruited an additional DMS with a focus on organisational improvement strategies and patient flow improvement.

GVH Specialist Training Program: A new half-time position is now being recruited for a Director of Specialist Training. (FACEM candidates may apply)

Melbourne University appointments: We are affiliated with Melbourne University (local campus) and clinical, academic & honorary positions are accessible depending on candidate qualifications and experience.

Partner Support: We can look to potentially support partners of new staff to find employment (at GV Health or connect in with other local organisations)

The Region: Of course, the region is not new… but thousands of new residents are discovering the beauty of central Victoria;  the accessible snow fields, wine districts and the attractions of rural life – all within a short train or car ride from metro Melbourne.

Learn more

A comprehensive recruitment information pack and further information is available by confidentially contacting:

Dr Marcus Kennedy

Principal, Kennedy Consulting & AREX Press Health Documents

M: 0481063731

E: [email protected]


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